Women’s Suffrage Day
Join us to celebrate this great Centennial event in Minnesota history: the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.
Interested in hosting the LWVMN Traveling Exhibit? Learn more about it and submit a request for your preferred hosting dates.
Young people get an opportunity to engage with their government and learn about democracy alongside their peers.
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Ready to start making a difference in your community? Connect with a local League! Can’t find one? Consider starting one!
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Volunteer for Centennial events
Celebrating both our state and national Centennials means there will be exciting ways for you to be a part of League history.
A Century of Civic Engagement
M I N N E S O T A
1919 - 2019
Minnesota granted women the right to vote in presidential elections on March 24, 1919, and later ratified the 19th Amendment on September 8, 1919.
The League of Women Voters of Minnesota was organized on October 29, 1919 in meetings called by the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association. Clara Ueland (pictured) served as LWV Minnesota’s first president.
This year, we celebrate a century of civic engagement, and invite you to join us for our five-part series of events!
By the Numbers
Local Leagues in Minnesota
… and growing! We strive for greater coverage across the state and inclusion for Minnesota’s diverse population.
Volunteers across the state conduct hundreds of candidate forums, register thousands of voters, and keep the League humming!
Years Of Civic Engagement
Since 1919, LWV Minnesota has empowered voters and defended democracy. Now we stand poised for our next 100 years.
Grant Funds Awarded
to Local Leagues
From our most recent annual report, LWV Minnesota monetarily supported our local Leagues with their programs and initiatives.
New U.S. Citizens Registered
to Vote Each Year
LWV Minnesota has a presence at naturalization ceremonies across the state, helping new citizens register to vote.
Average volunteer hours
From Local Leagues
With an average number of 477 volunteer hours per League, per year, that’s well over 14,000 hours for LWV Minnesota as a whole!